But when they rebuild they need to start reconsidering what is considered expensive.
Exactly. What is the cost of a child? What is the cost of building a storm shelter? What is the cost of storm sewers and all the other infrastructure that seems to be underground there? Is that why all I see in OK is homes with rock gardens? :-7
It is not just criminal to not provide safe rooms, but especially heinous to then cover up the inconvenience to the developers as well as added cost (which is always passed onto the owner/community anyway) in this manner.
The original settlers managed to dig storm cellars as well as storage cellars (their form of refrigerator back then).
Where are the real journalists these days? No way they should let those criminals get away with this.
I have heard “reporters” talk about how the soil does not lend itself to cellars without addressing the fact that the real reason is that developers can save money by not providing cellars or shelters. (Shades of Michelle Bachmann’s death panels.)
With Republicans in charge of ocean going vessels, somehow they would come up with a “reason” to not provide lifeboats.
Am I the only person disturbed that there were no underground storm shelters, especially in schools and hospitals? Would that not be considered a criminal failure on the part of the local society?
IntelVet commented on the blog post Adorable Muffinhead Explains Politics & Football To You
I think she flunked ‘gibberish”.
Australia already uses solar to run purification plants, either by reverse osmosis or a still (boiling costs minimized by operating in a partial vacuum – brilliant)
IntelVet commented on the blog post Rev. Irene Monroe: Remembering the African American Holocaust survivors
This comes up from time to time.
Historically, over 20 million were murdered in camps, of which 6 million were designated Jews.
While even 1 killed is beyond the pale, that Jewish organizations imply that “THEY” are the ones that were solely victimized, they are certainly not the only ones, or, even the largest group. Their religious arrogance inevitably leads to a continuance of Nazi-like policies such as apartheid in Palestine, a collection of largish concentration camps, which, as history should teach us, will inevitably lash back on descendants.
14 million “gypsies” and “slavs” were treated with less care than farm animals, worked with little or no food until they dropped dead. Those that survived starvation were gassed when their usefulness went to zero.
Jews were targeted less directly because of their religion but because “they” allowed themselves to be associated with the financial institutions that were blamed for a ruinous decade (at least) on Germany after WWI. An interesting to me, and similar situation, was written about by a military pastor for the Air War College about fifteen years ago talking about fatal animosity between the Serbians and Muslims.
Do I need to remind of the Cathars of France, who were wiped out by the Vatican for their beliefs? 1930′s German Jews are just another sad footnote in human history. While I applaud Jewish efforts to keep the horror alive as a means to prevent further atrocities, I fear for their grandchildren from the historical and inevitable backlash that always seems to accompany such methods that include self-victimization and arrogance.
I acknowledge that it is easy for me to say, but, at some point humans have to learn how to bury their dead.
IntelVet commented on the diary post Congressman and climate denier Chris Stewart faces the facts on climate change by Jcoleman.
In fact 98% of actual climate scientists disagree with his views on climate science.
Mark may be a total idiot. I don’t know, but I think when the above quote is used, it means something different to many people, and could be debasing of scientists and the work they do. The implication of “consensus” implies voting [...]
IntelVet commented on the blog post The GOP autopsy generates a lot of walking (brain) dead. This week it’s Ben Carson and Don Young
It is not just Young’s use of the slur to describe agricultural workers, it is his complete lack of understanding of how economics works.
50-60 workers at 5¢ a bushel or 25¢ an hour vs two workers at $10 an hour plus capital and operational costs of a mechanized tomato picker and resulting crop losses (machines generally have a problem distinguishing between ripe and ripening tomatoes, not to mention the loss of 50-60 consumers in his local economy with the resultant negative effects on local business’ requiring Mrs Young to drive further to shop, in his fifties head.
IntelVet commented on the blog post Wall Street Journal Editors Zealously Bash Bradley Manning, Readers Call for ‘Firing Squad’ to Kill Him
I wonder how many U.S. soldiers it gets per mile?
IntelVet commented on the blog post Sperling: Obama Wanted Sequester to Force Democrats to Accept Entitlement Cuts
Make the 1%ers pay for the WAR bill that’s come due , they are the ones that profited .
About time, those slackers need to clear their bar bill.
IntelVet commented on the blog post In Plea in Military Court, Bradley Manning to Explain Why He Released Information to WikiLeaks
Manning is one brave soldier.
“Institutions before victims (truth)” seems a new (and ugly) part of our American culture.
Penn State vs raped students
Catholic church vs raped children
Romney’s corporations vs raped people
US military vs raped people
If you try to make these incredible sins public, you are punished.
God bless the likes of Manning. He really should be held up as a hero.
IntelVet commented on the blog post Breitbart Reporter Accused Of Promoting Fake Hamas Group To Derail Hagel Nomination
This despite becoming an object of ridicule by Gawker’s editor and having his motives questioned by Atlantic columnist Jeffrey Goldberg who claims Shapiro is a “fascist” and has no credibility when reporting on Chuck Hagel.
So, we have esteemed Breitbart editor Shapiro blaming someone who pulled an “Onion” on him. Nice self-concept of ego as well as responsibility/accountability.
Ben, you were punked dude. Suck it up. What an ass.
IntelVet commented on the blog post Pentagon to extend additional benefits to same-sex service members and their families
The Pentagon is extending the same benefits that heterosexual couples get to same-sex couples. Same-sex couples do not get anything more than opposite-sex couples.
Supposedly Nostradamus, way back when, named every Pope up to the present one where his list ended.
So, either Nostradamus gained access to a “secret” list of Pope names for the next six hundred years or, perhaps, he really did see into the future, or, something else. Perhaps the Church is simply following the suggestions of Nostradamus. Could be interesting for members of the “Red Beanie Clan”.
Did Shrub sign it, “43″?
Really? What does that say about the psychopath?
Not that unusual, if you watch “Big Cat Diaries” early in the morning on Animal Planet.
I am surprised the cat, maybe a child from the original mom who regularly uses vehicles as lookout posts (and, at least once, used the open sunroof as a pit to do #2, heh, heh). About a month ago, a scene with a maturing child used the spare tire on the jeep to lay on.
How about “TBogging”?
Sorry, can’t leave it alone. I read in the media where people are trying to “justify” the gunman’s motivation by saying he had mental problems, alluding to the idea that he was mentally unstable. In fact, most, if not all such issues seem to have been dismissed as “mentally unstable”. If so, what does that [...]
I wish I had something like that.
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